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This organic gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook provides systematic approach to fertilization, soil, and pest management that views a garden as a working ecosystem.
This publication provides straightforward answers to questions commonly posed by home gardeners about beneficial insects.
This publication provides a quick guide to the various ground beetles that inhabit agricultural fields of the piedmont and eastern North Carolina. It offers Extension personnel, consultants, growers, scientists, and the general public an introduction to the identification and life histories of our most abundant ground beetles. We focus on adult beetles only, because they are much easier to collect and recognize than are larvae. Reference material is provided at the end of the article for those who are interested in learning more.
This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to control multicolored Asian lady beetles in households.
This publication provides an illustrated key to the major groups of ground beetles found in eastern North Carolina agricultural fields.
This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: An Introduction; Part 2. Evaluating the Quality of Commercial Beneficial Insect Habitat; Part 3. Beneficial Insects Attracted to Planted Habitat: Do They Contribute to Pest Insect Control?